Sunday, January 24, 2016

Week of Miracles

Sorry I'm late in getting this up this week!
Nicole emailed us on Tuesday this week,
instead of Monday. Check out her email
and pictures below!

Happy Tuesday!!! 

     This week was really good! Lots of miracles happened and I'm loving it!! God is so good!

     Monday, we had a really good lesson with Katrina at the Merrill's (our ward mission leader and his family) house. It was awesome!! We talked about things we are willing to give up for Christ and for God and for the chance to return to Them to live with our families for forever. It was so powerful to hear what everyone is willing to sacrifice for something greater. I decided I'm going to sacrifice my pride....I've noticed how prideful I really am and want to become more humble. What are you willing to give up for Christ? 

     Wednesday we had another lesson with Katrina that went well.....I love her so much!!!!!! 

     Thursday we saw the Beckman family. They're awesome! They're preparing to go to the Temple and get sealed next month!!!!! I'm so excited for them!! What a wonderful gift it is to go to the Temple and be sealed with those we love for time and all eternity!!! AHHHHHH :) 

      Friday-Saturday I went on an exchange with Sister Kulscar!! It was fun to be her companion again. Haha, I went to her area for the exchange and we both got so lost! She's been there for 3 weeks and they have the tiniest GPS I had ever seen and all these maps. We spent 2 hours trying to get home Friday night....2 HOURS!! Haha, it was pretty exciting. It was a ton of fun to reunite with my former companion :) 

     Sunday we had a really good lesson in Relief Society about the peace that comes from Jesus Christ. They used John 14:27 as the basis and it was so powerful! We shared the message with Katrina and Seth last night since they missed church due to illness. It was really neat to hear their experiences with peace from our Savior! 

      Yesterday, we got a new investigator in Nine Mile!! She was a miracle. Her name is Hannah Proctor and she talked with missionaries in the past. Sister Blackwell taught her for a little while. We went by to see if we could share more with her and she was all open to it! We'll see her Thursday morning :) Things are slowly but surely picking up and I'm excited!! I know God's hand is in this work and that He is helping His Children come unto Him by putting them in our path. I can't wait to see what God has in store for me these next few months!! I love being a missionary. I love this calling more than anything!! It's a true blessing to be a part of the work of Salvation :) 

       Have a great week! 

Sister Wilson


Exchange with Sister Kulscar 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Week 2

Here's the email we got from Nicole
this week! It sounds like she had quite
a productive week. Check it out:

"Happy Monday!! 

    Sister Foo and I survived week 2. It's been quite the week. We did find new investigators in River Ridge, so that was a miracle! Monday we had an appointment with a man named Arel who was taught by missionaries in the past. He became a new investigator! We're not sure where he's going to go, but we're hopeful as he reads from the Book of Mormon and prays about it, that he'll feel the Spirit testifying of its truthfulness! 

     Tuesday, we spent the day in River Ridge. We tried many people who were taught in the past with no luck. At the end of the day, we realized we couldn't find our phone anywhere! After looking in our car and calling it and thinking about where it could be, we came to the conclusion that we must have dropped it in the snow. It couldn't have been in anyone's home, because everyone was gone. We called the senior missionary in charge of the phones and he's ordered a new one for us. We're still waiting for it to come in, haha. 

      Wednesday, we saw Katrina again! Ahhhhh I just love her so much! She's gone 3 weeks without drinking coffee and she's so happy! She loves seeing herself progress and she feels so good as she keeps the commandments. She is already for's just the smoking we're working on! She's getting there, and she's excited about it :) It makes me so happy to see how happy she is making these changes! We  also saw Ashlee, the less active we're working with. She's been trying to come to church the past month, but something keeps coming up Sundaymornings. We told her how if she comes to church, she'll feel her testimony grow stronger and the areas where she may lack a testimony will produce one. It went really well and she said she'll be at church this week!! I just love these people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Thursday we did weekly planning. 

      Friday we had a training where we were informed that some changes were going to be made in the mission to make us more obedient. I am so excited to apply these trainings and see the miracles they will produce! That night we had a dinner with Katrina and Seth and their 3 kiddos. It was lovely and we had a mini testimony meeting. Oh. My. Gosh. Hearing their testimonies is one of the greatest things in the world! 

      Saturday we met a part member family in River Ridge. The parents are trying to come back to activity and go to the Temple. They want their kids to go with them, but they're not baptized yet. We had the privilege of teaching them the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They are sweet kids with great potential and we're excited to work with them! 

       Yesterday was great! ASHLEE CAME TO CHURCH!!!!!!!!!!!! Ahhh..finally!! She came she came she came! Everyone was so excited to have her there and I pray she'll make it a habit! We'll be having dinner with her this week and a lesson outside of the dinner. I can't wait!!

       Tonight we'll be having another dinner with Katrina at a member's home. We have a really good lesson planned and we're super excited! 

       I love these people more than I'll ever be able to describe. The people I've met the past 14 months have been some of the greatest people I'll ever meet in my life, I'm sure of that. It's a true blessing and joy to be doing the Lord's work. I hope you all feel of His love and will continually work on strengthening your relationship with Him. It will bless your life more than anything else you could ever do. 

      I love you all and hope this week brings lots of joy! 

Sister Wilson"

Monday, January 4, 2016

Week 1

This was Nicole's first week of the new transfer.
Even though it's stressful, she's loving overseeing
two wards. Check out her email and pictures below:

"Hey everyone!! 

    So, I survived week 1 of the new transfer! It has been so stressful trying to balance both areas, but it's going to happen and I'm excited for the day it does :)
     Tuesday, I said goodbye to Sister Blackwell and got Sister Foo. She's from American Fork Utah and her parents are from Singapore. She's been out almost 9 months and is such a sweetie! Tuesday night we saw Katrina. Oh my heck she is wonderful. She told us a story that strengthened my testimony! She was coming across some anti-Mormon material online that really bothered her. She got really upset over it and started questioning a lot of things. She even questioned whether or not she wanted to continue coming to church. Well, the next day,Sunday, she came to church. During Relief Society (a meeting where all the Women get together to learn and grow in the teachings of Jesus Christ), she heard a comment one of the sisters in our ward had made. This particular sister said something along the lines of not turning to man's knowledge to gain God's knowledge. She had explained that the internet is full on man's knowledge and that if we want GOD'S knowledge, then we have to turn to GOD!! Katrina felt the Spirit so strong and helped her realize that she was on the right path God wanted her to be on. The miracle? Katrina usually always leaves Relief Society early to nurse Storm (her baby boy.....all her kids' names are Rain, Skye and cute :) ). This just so happened to be one of the very few Sundays she didn't have to. Every little piece fell perfectly into place and I'm so grateful to know that God always makes things work out....always. His gospel is true and leads us to happiness. If we want to know His Truth, we have to ask Him. I would invite everyone who has any questions, doubts, or concerns to ask Heavenly Father in prayer. He will lead you the right way and I know He can silence all fears. 

     Wednesday we had a few lessons with some less active members. One particularly, the Rasmussens, are slowly progressing. We're trying to help Sister Rasmussen gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon for herself. Her husband likes everything about the church BUT the Book of Mormon. He won't sit in with us when we read it with his wife. This past Wednesday, though, he didn't read with us, but  sat in and made some good comments a few times. His heart is softening and it's a great sight to see :) 

    Thursday we tried figuring out River Ridge.

    Friday we had a dinner at a members house.This member is active and breeds chihuahuas.This being said, they have like 70 little chihuahuas that run around the house. It was CRAZY!!!!!!! I felt like I was surrounded by the 101 Dalmations, only they were small, barking chihuahuas! Haha, it was quite the experience and Sister Foo and I are glad we got to experience it together :)

     Saturday we spent a lot of the day in River Ridge. We met a less active, part-member family named the Kesslers. They are so aweswome! The parents, who are Less active, are working on coming back and getting sealed in the Temple. They're hoping that their kids will get baptized and we'll get to teach excited!
      Sunday we had church which was so awesome :) I love church and having 2 wards is a blast, even if it's stressful at times. I love the peace that comes when we attend church and it was much needed rest from the week :) 

       I hope everyone has a great week and is staying warm! It's cold up in Washington! I love you all! I know my Savior lives. I know He loves all of us and is walking with us every step of the way. I love Him. I love representing Him every day and will continue to do so until I die....and then I'll do it some more in the eternities. His plan is perfect. I pray everyone will feel of His love and will love Him back! Have a wonderful week!! 

Sister Wilson"